It's Spring Back to Vail all weekend and that means lots of fun will be had. Conditions on the mountain are perfect for the World Pond Skimming Championships at Golden Peak on Sunday, April 14. If you've never witnessed pond skimming, it's a sight to see. Top male and female contestants will compete for next year's Epic Pass.
In other news, mountain-bike trails are starting to dry out down valley! Eagle's Haymaker Trail was reported open as of last weekend, with the caveat that "muddy trails are closed trails" and "if you encounter mud on any trails, please turn around," according to Eagle Outside. Keep an eye on the weather forecast before you go! That said, I'm ready to stretch a new set of leg muscles and hope to get out there soon.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: A recent shop of a well-filled Gore Creek from the covered bridge in Vail Village
Vail Events On Tap
Spring Back To Vail festivities include free live music at Ford Park. Steel Pulse and Xavier Rudd will perform on Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. The event also includes a village festival and demos.
Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo is happening at the Eagle Fairgrounds Friday, April 12, through Saturday, April 13. Check out Saturday demos like Brookside Gun Dogs, Mushrooms 101 Fly Fishing and more.
Beaver Creek Resort's Closing Day is Sunday, April 14. Enjoy final turns up there and a chocolate chip cookie at 3 p.m. (Vail Mountain's Closing Day is Sunday, April 21.)
Scott Rednor and Rob Eaton Jr will perform on Wednesday, April 17, at Shakedown Bar in Vail Village.
Maya in Avon is planning an Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21, with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt. Reservations are suggested.
Photo: Courtesy, Vail Resorts
More Things To Do
Hey, ladies! Dogma Athletica in Edwards carries Terez, a fun brand of yoga and athletic wear that's also super fashionable. I love yoga pants like I love puppies, and Terez clothing is darn cute.
For all those locals and second-home owners considering a springtime reboot for their home, check out Ruggs Benedict in Avon. They are running a spring clearance sale on flooring options.
In the mood for a sour beer? Check out Crooked Stave Rose Sour Beer at Avon Liquor in, you guessed it, Avon. It's made with raspberries and blueberries!
Looking for a new book? Ask the Bookworm of Edwards about its Staff Picks!
Photo: Ruggs Benedict
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